Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: small town
Population (2011): 24474    
(Combined with Buckhaven, Methil and Methilhill)
(2001): 8051
(1991): 8317
(1981): 8625
(1971): 9472
(1961): 8872
(1951): 8868
(1901): 5577
(Police Burgh)
(1881): 3067
(1871): 2501
(1841): 1827

Tourist Rating: No
Text of Entry Updated: 13-JUL-2019

Latitude: 56.1966°N Longitude: 2.9975°W
National Grid Reference: NO 382 009
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In 2002, Channel 4 television's Time Team explored an ancient burial site on the northern edge of the town which was about to be lost to new housing. A single burial was unearthed in a field here in 1944 but, working with Fife Council's archaeologist and local people, the TIme Team archaeologists discovered eleven further early Bronze-Age cyst burials, together with human skeletal remains, identifying the site as of national importance now referred to as Leven Bronze Age Cemetery.

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